2018 Bostonlax.net Week 3 Polls

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Welcome to our Week 3 Top 25 poll and our MIAA Top 25 and ISL Top 16 polls.

Each week Bostonlax.net will bring the MIAA and ISL together in a unique poll, featuring the top public and ISL private school teams in Massachusetts. Our Top 25 poll is a combined opinion of members of the media, scouts, and selected high school coaches.

****You asked and we responded! This is our second week of adding our expanded MIAA Top 25 Poll below, along with a Top 16 Poll of the ISL teams.

While always deferring to the ISLsport.org standings, we rank the ISL teams, taking into consideration nonleague games, how teams are performing at the poll release date, and lastly, how teams are matching up in head-to-head contests.

These polls will continue to be released on Sundays and Mondays throughout the regular season, with a final poll released after the post-season, MIAA tournament concludes.

You can view our polls from previous weeks here:

Week 2 Polls

Week 1 Top 25 Poll

Pre/Opening -Season Poll here.

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Rank Team Record Last week’s poll ranking Quick Thoughts
1 St. Sebastian’s 10-0 1
Seb’s defeated St. George’s and Tabor last week to move to 10-0 and now await a BIG game against Belmont Hill on Wednesday.
2 Hingham 8-0 4
A big program-win over L-S and Hingham stays rolling and undefeated, as they head into late-April play.
3 Governor’s 5-2 3
After a win over BB&N, Gov’s dropped an 8-6 game to Phillips Exeter. A big match-up with Rivers awaits on Wednesday.
4 Lincoln-Sudbury 4-2 2
L-S defeated Andover in the opening round of the Coaches Cup and were defeated by Hingham in the semifinals.
5 Belmont Hill 4-2 5
After wins over Tabor and St. Mark’s, Belmont Hill will go head-to-head with No. 1 Seb’s on Wednesday.
6 Rivers 8-1 6
Rivers keeps rolling with wins over Brooks and BB&N. A Wednesday match-up with Gov’s awaits.
7 Xaverian 6-1 7
Wins over Duxbury and Needham have Xaverian rolling and our No. 3 team in the MIAA. St. John’s Prep and CM await in Catholic Conference play this week.
8 Nobles 6-4 8
Nobles is playing some great lacrosse, with four big wins in-a-row, and will match up with Groton and BB&N this week.
9 BC High 5-2 10
A win over Reading and a 12-9 loss to New Hampshire’s top team in Bishop Guertin (NH) move BC High up one slot this week.
10 Duxbury 5-2 9
An OT loss to Xaverian and weekend loss to Garden City are not going to move Duxbury far from last week’s No. 9 spot.
11 Longmeadow 5-1 13
A 9-8 win over Billerica and just one OT loss to Duxbury on the resume, has the Lancers moving up two spots in our poll and right in the hunt.
12 Melrose 7-0 19
Melrose remained undefeated defeating Needham and Central Catholic and will face Wilmington and Stoneham this week.
13 Walpole 4-2 23
Our biggest riser this week is Walpole. After dropping their first two games, by narrow margins to Needham and Xaverian, the Rebels have won 4 in a row, including the Creator’s Crosse Title last week.
14 Medfield 2-3 16
While Medfield does have three losses to Top 25 teams, they have done so by a total of just four goals. A big win over Shenendehowa (NY), who was previously 6-1 vaults Medfield back up the poll.
15 Franklin 6-2 11
Franklin lost to Walpole after defeating Lexington in last week’s Creator’s Crosse. Mansfield and King Philip are up next for Franklin
16 Newton North 5-1 20
With only one game last week, a win over Waltham, Newton North moves up the ranks due to losses of teams ahead of them.  Wellesley and Braintree are up next this week.
17 Concord-Carlisle 3-1 14
C-C was defeated by the new No. 1 team in the MIAA, Hingham, but showed resilience by defeating Andover in a come-from-behind win in the Coaches Cup.
18 Billerica 6-1 18
The Indians picked up a win over Haverhill and dropped an OT loss to Longmeadow. Big MVC matchups await this week against Andover and North Andover.
19 Reading 5-2 22
Reading is a dangerous team, as they seem to be lurking in the weeds, waiting to get fully healthy and all-together for a mid-to-late season run.
20 Wayland 6-1 24
Wayland picked up wins over Weston and Holliston last week. A win over Waltham today and the Warriors are rolling.
21 Hopkinton 4-2 15
A win over Marshfield and a narrow loss to Minnechaug has the Hillers dropping back a bit.
22 Needham 3-4 12
Needham played victim to their strong schedule last week, with narrow losses coming to Melrose and Xaverian.
23 North Andover 6-0 NR
The Scarlet Knights picked up big wins over Dover-Sherborn and Winchester at the Coaches Cup and enter the poll for the first time this year.
24 Foxboro 8-0 NR
Foxboro won the 2018 Chowda Cup and remain undefeated, after defeating Medway today.
T-25 Middlesex 4-3 NR
Middlesex hops up and back into the Top 25 with wins over Thayer and Lawrence Academy. A Saturday battle with Rivers looms
T- 25 Winchester 5-1 17
Winchester drops down the poll a bit, after a loss to North Andover. We will see what the Sachems are made of, as they dive into Middlesex League play.
 (first group out alphabetical)
Algonquin  3-2 NR
Andover 4-3 NR
Acton-Boxboro 5-2 NR
Bridgewater-Raynham 6-0 NR
Chelmsford 5-1 NR
Cohasset 4-2 NR
Dover-Sherborn 3-2 21
Hamilton-Wenham 5-0 NR
Hopedale 6-0 NR
Minnechaug 3-2 NR
St. John’s Prep 3-4 NR
Scituate 6-1 NR
Wellesley 5-1 25
Westfield 5-1 NR
Westwood 5-2 NR
Our New MIAA Top 25 and ISL Top 16 Polls
Rank MIAA Rank ISL
1 Hingham 1 St. Sebastian’s
2 Lincoln-Sudbury 2 Governor’s
3 Xaverian 3 Belmont Hill
4 BC High 4 Rivers
5 Duxbury 5 Nobles
6 Longmeadow 6 Middlesex
7 Melrose 7 Tabor
8 Walpole 8 Brooks
9 Medfield 9 Milton Academy
10 Franklin 10 St. Mark’s
11 Concord-Carlisle 11 BB&N
12 Newton North 12 Roxbury Latin
13 Billerica 13 Groton
14 Reading 14 Thayer
15 Wayland 15 St. George’s
16 Hopkinton 16 Lawrence Academy
17 Needham
18 North Andover
19 Foxboro
20 Winchester
21 Wellesley
22 Cohasset
23 Westfield
24 Acton-Boxboro
T-25 Hopedale
T- 25 Minnechaug